See pg 251 of More Deep Trouble. I made enough stupid mistakes and assumptions that day that my survival margin was razor thin. A Dr. told me later I was within minutes of losing consciousness.
The PFD's flotation kept me higher in the water and provided insulation , while saving effort to stay afloat.
I always wear it and keep my radio on it or in the deck bag.
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